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Topic: History of Bible Interpretation : examples related to John 4:1-42 (Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well)
History of Biblical Interpretation: a reader by William Yarchin
Publication Date: 2004-03-01
William Yarchin gives us an excellent introduction to the history of biblical interpretation that starts at 150 B.C.E. and moves to the present. This reader provides original texts as examples of the major developments and principal approaches to interpreting the Bible. It also introduces these methods and the authors who exemplify them.
Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
This series of commentaries opens up a treasure house of ancient wisdom--allowing these faithful witnesses, some appearing here in English translation for the first time, to speak with eloquence and intellectual acumen to the church today.
Reading Scripture with the Reformers by Timothy George
Publication Date: 2011-10-06
In Reading Scripture with the Reformers, Timothy George takes readers through the exciting events of the sixteenth century, showing how this dynamic period was instigated by a fresh return to the Scriptures. George immerses us in the world of the Reformation, its continuities with the ancient and medieval church, and its dramatic upheavals and controversies. Most of all, he uncovers the significant way that the Bible shaped the minds and hearts of the reformers.
You could start with a Simple Search in WorldCat, our library catalogue:
Go to the Description of relevant books and scroll down to the Subjects field. Take note of relevant subject headings.
Useful Subject Headings:
- Bible Criticism, interpretation, etc. History
- Theology History Early church, ca. 30-600
- Church history Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
- Apostolic Fathers
- Fathers of the church
- Bible Criticism, interpretation, etc. History 16th century
- Bible Criticism, interpretation, etc. History 20th century
- Feminist criticism
- Feminism Religious aspects
AND finds all terms
OR finds either term
feminis* finds any ending
Then try an Advanced Search in WorldCat using keywords from the Subject headings found in the Descriptions of relevant books:
Go to EBSCO Services on the library Databases page and try the following search.
The following search will retrieve articles about Biblical interpretation by the Reformers, in the 16th century:
The following search will retrieve articles about Biblical interpretation in more recent times, e.g. feminist interpretation:
Go to JSTOR and try the following search after selecting Advanced Search. For additional help with JSTOR, look under the Databases tab on the library website.
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